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In the approaches, Nicola Barker

Label
In the approaches
Title
In the approaches
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Barker
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Open yourself up again to all that terrible light and savage bliss and deafening reverberation ...' In the Summer of 1971, a charismatic family seeks refuge in the quiet, English coastal backwater of Pett Level. Bran Cleary is a controversial Irish muralist; his fractious and promiscuous wife (and muse) 'Lonely' Allaway is half Aboriginal; their strange, sickly daughter, Orla Nor, is almost a Saint. Thirteen years later, a shifty individual turns up in Pett Level, apparently determined to get to the bottom of the bizarre and ultimately tragic events which unfolded in the aftermath of that arrival. But does he really want to understand, or is he just way too close to the story to make any clear sense of it? And what of the locals who seem so determined to resist and undermine his investigations? 'In The Approaches' is a fabulously twisted comedy of very bad manners which starts out as a seaside idyll and ends up as a pilgrimage - sometimes sacred, sometimes profane, and frequently both at once. Set in a 1984 which seems almost as distantly located in the past as Orwell's was in the future, Nicola Barker's tenth novel offers a captivating glimpse of something more shocking than any dystopia - the possibility of faith
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1966-
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Barker, Nicola
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Humorous stories
  • Dysfunctional families
  • Family secrets
  • England
  • Pett Level (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
In the approaches, Nicola Barker
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052867187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
497 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007583744
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876284754
Label
In the approaches, Nicola Barker
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052867187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
497 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780007583744
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)876284754

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